Blueberry season is here, which means I bought SO many blueberries from the Farmers Market this week. Enough to eat by the handful as often as I pleased, and make a blueberry pie. And then I researched blueberry pie recipes and decided to make a Blueberry Galette instead.
Don’t get me wrong, there is something absolutely magical about a beautiful lattice topped blueberry pie, but they’re not exactly easy to make. The lovely thing about a galette is that it’s way easier to make, but still has all the things we love about pie; jammy, syrupy fruit and flaky, buttery pastry.
It doesn’t get much easier than this! Roll out the dough, plop in the blueberries, and fold over the perimeter. Any pie pastry can be finicky to work with, so don’t be discouraged if it falls apart a bit.
tips for making this blueberry galette:
- Make the pastry dough the day before and stick it in the fridge. If planning that far ahead isn’t an option, just make sure to give it a couple of hours of chill time.
- Use the parchment paper to help fold it around the perimeter of the berries, and make sure to slide the dough onto the baking sheet before plopping on the berries!
- Don’t be stingy with the tapioca starch if your dough is sticky.
- Prep Time: 30 minutes + time for the dough to chill
- Cook Time: 45-50 minutes
- Total Time: 1 hour
- Yield: 1 9-inch galette
- Category: desserts
- Method: bake
easier than pie, just as delicious.
For the crust
- 1 1/2 cups almond flour
- 1/2 cup tapioca starch, plus more for rolling
- 2 tablespoons sugar or coconut sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon finely ground sea salt
- 4 tablespoons cold butter
- 1 1/2 – 2 tablespoons ice water
- 1 1/2 – 2 tablespoons cold vodka, or more water
For the filling
- 1 pound blueberries (about 3 cups)
- 1 tablespoon tapioca starch
- 2 tablespoons sugar or coconut sugar, plus more for sprinkling (optional)
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- milk or dairy-free milk for brushing the crust, optional
- In the bowl of a food processor, pulse the almond flour, tapioca starch, sugar, and salt a few times to mix.
- Add the butter and pulse 6-8 times, or until the mixture is crumbly and the butter is no larger than the size of a pea. Add the water and vodka, one tablespoon at a time, until the mixture comes together in a shaggy dough.
- Plop it out onto a piece of plastic wrap and form into a disk. Refrigerate until very cold, at least 2 hours, and preferably overnight.
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- In a medium bowl, mix together the blueberries, tapioca starch, sugar, and lemon juice.
- Roll out the dough, dusted with tapioca starch, on a piece of parchment paper also dusted with tapioca starch until it’s about a 14-inch circle. Slide it onto a baking sheet.
- Dump the blueberries in the center, leaving a 2-inch border around them. Gently fold the dough over the blueberries, using the parchment paper to help if necessary. If desired, brush the top of the crust with milk or cream or dairy-free milk and sprinkle with sugar.
- Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving.
Arrowroot starch should work fine in place of tapioca starch.
If you don’t have a food processor, you can use a pastry cutter, two knives, or a box grater to cut in the butter.
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Carol Ann Rydahl says
Why the vodka? I’ve never seen a baking recipe with vodka. Curious. Thank you.
It evaporates instead of absorbs so makes the crust flakier. Mostly with gluten crusts but I figured I’d try it here and liked the results! Totally optional.
Donna in Inwood says
No blueberries yet where I am but I have three cups of strawberries from the farmers market. Okay to sub with same amount of sugar and lemon juice? thx
Strawberries release more liquid, so it might make the crust a little soggy. I would toss the strawberries with a little sugar ahead of time to get them to release some of that liquid, and then use them. Please let me know how it comes out if you try it!
Donna in Inwood says
I tried it with strawberries and sprinkled them first with sugar as you suggested, to release the liquid. It worked pretty well. I was a little too conservative with the sugar — I only used 2T altogether, plus the sugar sprinkled on at the end, and kept lemon juice at 2 t. I would say to anyone trying with strawberries, you could use 3 T altogether and it would be good.
Great to know, Donna! Thanks for reporting back 🙂
Akina Matsuo says
Can I replace the butter to make it vegan?
Sure! Whatever you typically use as a butter sub should work.
Made the lovely dough last night, still in fridge, baking today. Here’s the deal though…I have every kind of fresh berry but I have 3 baskets of fresh Ollalieberries, so was kinda thinking of using them. 2 questions for you, Chef:
1) All ollalie, or mix with any other types of berries. Oh, and BTW I have all kinds of fresh stone fruit too in case you think any of them should be thrown in.
2) With blackberry I like to use lime…what do you think for Ollalies? Lime or lemon?
3) Should I tweak anything else in the recipe since ollalies are juicy, though not as juicy as blacks.
Thanks! This is my birthday galette (belated…it was yesterday)!
I think I’m too late in answering this… Happy belated!
I’ve never used those berries so kind of have no idea. :\ What did you wind up doing?